September Floor Lamp
September Floor Lamp is the first work in an upcoming collection entitled "The Persistence of Nature,” an extension of the artist’s thesis on climate change. This surrealist work is composed of hand-dyed sand and silica with brass elements and a powdered glass light fixture.
Displayed at Avra Madison, an authentic Greek restaurant located near Central Park, this 3,000 pound raw-edged wall sculpture hints of the sea. A massive stroke of Mediterranean Sea salt unites the triptych of hand-carved cement slabs.
Fernando Mastrangelo’s use of natural materials as cultural metaphors continues in his latest series, THE CAPITAL COLLECTION. Individually titled Aurora, Marina, and Sahara, the diverse trio of mirrors are unified in their use of hand-dyed sand as their primary design material. Referencing Dubai as an architectural oasis that has emerged from a sand-covered landscape, the collection weaves a geographic narrative within its commanding visual appeal.
DRIFT is a collection of sculptural pieces inspired by glaciers and natural earth formations from pivotal voyages to Patagonia and the Grand Canyon. Mastrangelo uses topographical views of glaciers breaking over the surface of the ocean to inspire his artistic expression.
Fernando Mastrangelo Studio
Fernando Mastrangelo is a NY-based artist best known for his Collectible Design, as well as his large scale sculptures and experiential installations. All of Mastrangelo's works are sculpted by hand from natural or repurposed materials such as sand, salt, silica, and crushed or powdered glass. His artistic language is influenced by ecological issues, cultural metaphors, and a reverence for nature that borders on devout. For inquiries, acquisitions, & collaborations email firstname.lastname@example.org